The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1949 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1949
Page 14
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PAGE FOURTEEN BLYTHEVILM! <ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 28,1949 Schoolmasters Hear Educator New Commissioner For State Speaks at Jonesboro Meeting Dr. A. B. Bonds, state commissioner of education, lasl ntght ivas initiated Into the Northeast Arkansas School Systems, and presented with a key to the area by Josh Ynrbrougli, county school supervisor for Cralghefld County. Dr. Bonds received the honor following an address at the joint Craighead County Teachers Assori- ution and Northeast Arkansas District Schoolmasters meeting R( the Arkansas Stale College campus when he proposed the establishment of a citizens committee to study schoo! systems and recommend a state-fide program of education. The proposal pained the unanimous support o' educators from five counties represented at the meeting last nlgr.t. Dr. Bonos spoke on Atomic Energy, and Schools of Today and Tomorrow, pointing out that no one could conceive the great Impact of atomic power on daily lives, and scientific education. Discusses Modern Dangers Dr. Bonds expressed the idea that the two issues at stake today in the American Way of Life were; <1> Ideologies which permit subversive thinking in freedom loving men, whereby they lose their freedom and dignity of pnrsonnlltv: and 12) Technology and advancement ol science. In connection wilh the rapid rales in which scientific thtnkinS Is advancing, he stated that he envlsion- ed a day when great periods of time could pass without man being called on for labor. He explained this by describing the analysis of corn mid wheat and the making- of the identical food values contained In the natural plant in scientific laboratories. Dr. Bonds complimented Ihe spirit of Arkansas educators, and their efforts to expand educational facilities for the youth, and called attention to the various building projects underway. He warned, in this connection, that the birth rate was rising rapidly and that by 1951 elementary schools would be filled beyond capacity unless building pro grams made room for expansion Favors Frrieral Aid The education commissioner also emphasized need for federal aid foi ichools. At a business session prlir to his address the schoolmasters voted lo postpone the election of officers, »nd to cancel the May meeting, but "that the group would be subject to one called meeting before Sept- amber. W. B. Nicholson of Blytheville presided at the meeting lasl nlghl, ,and dinner was served In the Student Commons, Arkansas Stale College cafeteria, prior to Ihe meeting Mr. Nicholson. W. D. Tommey, Miss Winnie Virgil Turner and John Ma yet attended from Blytheville. Mr. Bonds returned with Mr. Nicholson to Blythevllle and today • poke »t a High School assembly •nd was to visit other schools and the Lions Club today. Top Level Shift? CIcn. Mark Clark, above, famed commander of the wartime Fifth Army in Italy, is rumored in line to succeed Gen. Lucius D. Clay as American commander in Germany. Clay has expre.^ed Ins wish to retire. Clark now commands Ihc Sixth Army with headquarters in Sari Francisco. Red Cross Seeks $3,000 to Reach Chapter's Quota Jack Finlcy Robmson. twid cum- paign chairman for the Chk' siuvba District Chnptcr of Die American Rqct Cross, snid lortoy thai approximately 53,000 must be mined before the chapter here couttt meet its quota. Mr. Robinson pointed out thai Blytheville wns still $1.546,71 short nf Its SB,143 quoin, with $0,S9 having been collected, and t in the outlying districts, u'here a totn! of J5.GOO wfts to he solicited, only 54,05^.45 has been re|X>rLcd. A total of $10,655.7-1 has been collected rinrlng the campiilgn. Additional contributions received yestcrdny Include S25 from the West End Business nnrt $1^ from Ward TT in BlyUifivlllc. Jack Thro. Charles Henley, Gus Eberdt, nnri Barney Crook arc solicitors in the West End Buslne.s.s district, and Mrs. W D; Cobb in Ward II. Mr. Robinson said that those \\lio had not been contacted by the volunteer solicitors could send their donations direct to the Red Cross office at the Court House. France Will Get Top Arms Share Strategic Location Given as Reason for Largest Allotment WASHINGTON. April 26 'IA', — France was reported in line today lor the biiiiic.s'. slime of the proposed American niilHary aid prog- rain fo, Wc.siern Europe. Diplomatic officials who reix>rte-'l tills said Fr?ncc svoutd get top priority because of Us highly strategic location and because Its 10 divMoiih o' troops are In -sore need of rqulpinml. T:ie adminLstratton plans (o asK CoiiRre.'.', for $1.130.000,000 lo rearm Its II Atlantic Pact allies during the next year. An additional $320,000.000 will l)c requested to bolster (he dcfeu-ses of other •(friendly countries." Riitain stands second anil Italy Dilrd, official.* indicated, among the nation.-, tentatively ilue to gel AiULiiran arms, equipment and raw materials under the program. Thu allied strategic plan is buiici up the French army and air force ru repitily as powlule because it svoukl be the mak"' obstacle lo any riussian invasion o! Wcstcvn Europe. Top government olflcials salr soino deti.Hs of the military assistance pv^ratn arc so confidently. lh,it nor even Congress, '.vhicli tmisl appropriate the money, will be tok! about them—a statement whlcl- drew uiompt fire [rom Capitol Hill T'jesy "top secret" matters iu- clude how much each country wil i!cl in American anus; the type.' and amounts of weapons lo ue sup plied and the exact statue of tlieh anrmd forces. Rep. Cannon (D-Mo>. cliairinni ol Hie Hoitse Appropriations Committee, served notice that "Congress won't urlte a blank check" for administration officials on the arms pros ram. TB Association To Hefcr Review Of 1948 Activities Tuberculosis control activities In his area /or 1948 will be reviewed it the annual meeting of the MIs- ilsslppi County 'IXiberculosls Asso- :lation to be conducted at the Ma- lonic Hall In Osccola Thursday light. Over 100 persons have beeti lulled to attend the meeting, and •cservulkms were to lie made with Mrs. Carrol Watson, secretary, at Osccoln. Hays Sullivan, who will begin Ills iccond year as president of the association after the Thursday meet- UK, will preside, and will present Dr. Duane Carr, superintendent of lie Oakvlllc Sanatorium at Mcm- itiis and noted tuberculosis speclal- st. as the principal s])eaker. Along with Dr. Carr's address, Chester Danehowcr of Osccola will jive the icport on the 1948 Christ- mis Seal Drive, Joe Eva:is of J3Iy- Ihcvillc will present the budget for 1949 for approval of the association and R. VV. Nichols of Armorcl will submit suggested officers /or the following year. E. Ii. Thomas, representing Arkansas-Missouri Power • Company will discuss public relations relative to utilities' eooiwration with various agencies. Funds Collected to Aid Child Deposited in Bank A tola! of $308.15 has been placed on deposit in a Blythevllle bank to the account of the mother of child criminally attacked earlier this month. It was disclosed today by sponsors of the campaign to provide funds lo pay hospital and doctors' bills. The sponsors e.xpress- d appreciation for Ihe inlercst shown by contributors. Volunteer Firefighters To Attend School Here Volunteer fire fighters from Lux ora. Victoria. Osceola. M'inila and Leachvillc. are expected to jol me nbcis : [Jlythe/lllr-'s Fire Department at the opening session ol the fire .school to be conducted a the City Hall tonlcht, Fire Chief Hoy Head said today. The fonr-nlght school opens to nighl at 7 o'clock and will continue wilh nightly .sessions through Fri (lay night, lie said. Nightb; sessions will be from two to two and one- hrtlf hours in length. The fire fighting school will be conducted by John E. Hurley of Little flock, state fire Instructor. fl)>d will IncH-dc Masses in most phases of fire fighting The school will reVun- routine training. Chief Head stated and was scheduled to give further Irain- to members of the volunteer fire departments. Most Spectacular Boom In Australian Industry LONDON. (fi>)—Australia's industry Is undergoing the "most spectacular" expansion in the country's history, J. D. Todd. assistant Trade Commisstoocr for Australia in London, says. He says the end of the war was followed by a "flood of overseas Italy Witnesses Mass Migration ot Refugees BRAKNAN Continued from page 1 economy of this nation. "Wo need to stick lo the principle of free rnlrrpi-lxc and free It from oim, of the abuses which endanger ts very existence." He said lhat the American Farm Bureau Federation endorsed Ihe AlJtcn bill, which wax enacted as the best thing In the way of farm legislation before the 80th Congress. He suggested the icea for flexible price supports and added that agrcage controls should lave been Invoked for this year. Favors loan. Not Purchase While advocating price supports, :ie expressed opposition to a price guarantee by Ihe federal govern- nent without regard to the supply, or Ihe tU-/na:id for nny commodity. Following the address. Mr. Ohlen- dorl opened the meeting for general discussion and In res|> to a plea f-.r continuation of a 90 per cent parity base for cotton, Mr. Haidln «aid: "I hope we do not intend to raise cotton lor the government T want the government to serve only as a lending agency." H. c Knappcngerbcr. vice president ot the Mississippi County bureau, ?u<>»csted that many ii Ainorics. will be in favor of tlv Brannan program because they thin!-, ii will help them. "It Is likel) to have Ihe support of origina labor; i'. Is likely to have strong suppor : in the larger cities because it his Wen advanced as a progratr which will give the consumer lovivi lood prices without telling him wha* H msy do to the nation's economy iMntJon Unanimously Adopted A motion to place the Ml&slssipp Coui'lv Farm Bureau on record in opposition 10 the Brannan prograir wns I'lfcred by B. G. \ of Bly. thevillr and without further discussion it was unanimously adopt ed. Earlier in the meeting Mr. Hsudii has discussed the prospect of 550u,000-talc carryover from til 1948 col ton crop tuid suggested Ilia acreagt in cotton this year is likel lo be 17 to 22 per cent grcatc than ».he 1943 acreage which pro duced about 15.000.000 bales for th nation. "With another bumper crop 1949," IK- said, "the situation become really serious. We must d everything possible to regain on pete with rayon and synthetics o foreign markets for cotton, and w must remember that w e must com capital" Into Australia, The development is particularly evident in the metal, machine, implement and conveyance group of Industries where 793 companies have announced their Intention of building new plants or expanding existing factories. Thirty-four of these firms arc from the Uniled States, Todd says. Australia's major problem is a labor shortage and the government is sponsoring an immigration policy to ease It. noME, April 2C. W/—Thousands of European refugees are streaming through Ital> this week in one of the biggest mass migrations since the war. The international refugee organization (IRO> said a record 5.000 men, women and children will leave Naples and Genoa within three days aboard five ships and one plane. They are headed for new homes in Australia and Brazil. Some 15.000 more arc due to leave Italian ports next month. More than 9,000 have left Italy in the first three weeks of April. ir domestic market." He commended the National Colon Council for the headway 11 Is laktng In this direction and said hat, new uses arc being found for otton. and still more must be iound. Missco Leads in Members Mr. Ohlendorf last night unnoun- ed lhat membership in Ihe farm ureau in this county had reached n all-time high with 4,623 mem- erships certified to the headquar- ers of tile Arkansas Farm Bureau > Little Rock. Mississippi County this year lias e greatest membership of any otinty in the state and on the ba- of the present figures will be ntltled to approximately 12 per cut of Ihe delegates for the en- state when the next annual onventlon is held. Ol the 4.623 lembers In this county, 2,353 are esidents of the north half of the ountry. Charles Rose of Hoseland, direc- or of the state bureau, announced hat a farm labor conference would ie held in Brlnkley imorrow for a discussion of prospects of obtain- ing Mexican nationals for the cotton fields. The directors of the Mississippi County Bureau authorized the purchase of a recorder to be used in presenting 4-H Club and other programs and for use In connection with a series of radio programs planned by the farm bureau. The plan for using the recorder was presented by D. V. Maloch and Keith Bilbrey, farm demonstration agents. Mr. Hardin. before launching his discussion of the national farm program and trie Brannan program as outlined recently to members of Congress, discussed farm legislation recently enacted by the Arkansas General Assembly and said that the program is getting under way for paying a gasoline tax refund for four and one-half cents per gallon for gasoline used in farming operations. Tractors Are Assessed He saifi that In some counties the assessors arc discovering that farmers own a lot of traitors wfclch had not been on the tax books for earlier years, One of the require- ments of the gas tax refund bill It that farmers must show that th* tractors and other equipment utlnt gasoline for fuel In farming operations have been listed with the <u- sessors in their respective counties. Mr. Hardin complimented the Mississippi county Bureau for its large membership and sal' that th* state as a whole now has approximately 37,000 members with prospect of adding about 3.000 more b«- fore the final tabulation for IW* is made. He said that the membflf ship represents both the large and small operators and that the state program Is being projected on a basis which will serve the needs of all operators. Three mei .bers of the Mississippi County delegation In the state legislature attended last night's meeting. They were: Sen. J. Lee Bearden of Leachvllle, Rep. E. C. "Fleeman of Manila and Rep. L. N. Speck of Frenchman's Bayou. County officials presen included County Judge Rolaiid Green and Assessor Herbert Shippen of Osceola. Mayor Ben H. Butler attended from Osceola. . Enjoy the whiskey that's M to After lhat tough lift enjoy a smooth drink— eosy-la-toVeOLDSUHHT BROOK from Kentucky I \ Clod you lujtled up rhismJiifrmlc* From now on my fovoritt brand is "on Ihe Sunny itook jidi"! OJ.D SUNNY BROOK •HAND tMcKesson & ftobbins. Inc. - t'xclimve Distributors- I.ltLIt Rock Grain Neutral Spirit* Read Courier News Want Ada. UAW Head Plans Peace Talks in ClO-Ford Dispute DETROIT. April 26. M'I—Kiev- l| enth-hour peace talks were arranged today by Walter P. Rcuthcr, president of the United Auto Workers (CIO) In an effort to avert a major , | strike this week at the Ford Motor Company. ' ' The big Ford Local 600 voted i I overwhelmingly last week to strike ' | over alleged production speertups. Thomas Thompson, president of i] the local, immediately asked the un- j ion for formal authorization to con- ;| duct the strike and that presumably will be given by the UAW executive board, which meets here Thursday it 10 a.m. <EST). But Reuther, still hopeful the grievance can be settled without strike action, called on the National Ford Department of U)e union to arrange a conference with top Ford officials on the issues in dispute. Purchases Ambulance W. H. Stovall. manager of Uir Cobb Iimeral Home, returned ye* tertiay from Cincinnati, O. While u Cincinnati he accepted delivery a new ambulance. Re;-d Courier News W;uH Ad.s For Expert PRESCRIPTION SERVICE WATER IS YOUR CHEAPEST COMMODITY A PENNY- for j/ our thoughts i You Are Cordially i fnvited to Visit • I The [Accessory Shop Feminine Apparel Mabel Hogan Jessie SriU Hotel Noble Bldg. Blythwille, Ark. ,BlythevilleWater Co "Water Is Your Cheapest Commodity" Here's the answer lo a housewife's wishel- Ont penny wilt wash six loads of dished • A bigger bargain you couldn't ss«k— A penny tells time for about a we*kt * Four penntet« year for Father's shaving I • Can you Imagine a greater savingt • Bused on ATtnje Boimtioia R«tt» Yes, even the lowly penny can buy you a lot of convenience and service- when you spend it for electricity. For there's plenty of penny wisdom in living the electric way-easily, comfortably, healthfully. Though electricity is just about the smallest item jn your family budget, what else does so much-for so little? HKI.KN HAVES sUns In the ELECTRIC THEATRE! Hear her everjr Sand»r. CBS, « P. M., CST. Ark-Mo Power Co.

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